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Op 3 mei 2018 zal het Ierse duo Amala– bestaande uit Reidun Schlesinger op harp en Paul de Grae op gitaar – een intiem concert geven in de prachtige locatie Kasteel Dever in Lisse.

Het duo Amala speelt muziek uit verschillende eeuwen in originele arrangementen waarbij de focus ligt op de Ierse traditionele muziek en het Ierse traditionele harp repertoire. Daarnaast spelen zij ook Renessaince dansen, Europese volksmuziek uit verschillende landen en eigen bewerkingen.

Reidun komt oorspronkelijk uit België maar is al sinds 2008 woonachtig in Kerry, Ierland. Zij heeft een rijke ervaring met zowel solo- als band samenstellingen en heeft verschillende CDs op haar naam staan. Door haar verblijf in Ierland heeft zij een een diepe kennis verworven van de Ierse muziek traditie.

Paul heeft zijn sporen ruimschoots verdiend in de pure Ierse traditionele muziek en heeft veel gespeeld met duos als Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly (die al eerder te horen waren in Kasteel Dever in 2014), Aoife Ni Chaoimh & Paudie O’Connor en het trio Smoky Chimney.

The Irish Times schreef over het debut album van Amala:

“This fine collection is full of glorious barrier- breaking music. Reidun Schlesinger and Paul de Grae break every rule in the book, to glorious effect, as they bridge the gap between baroque tunes, traditional, tantalising original compositions, and even one borrowed from Dave Brubeck. […] Yielding riches with each return visit, Resonance insinuates itself deep into the subconscious.”

Kaartverkoop

Kaarten voor deze voorstelling zijn €15 per stuk en kunnen rechtstreeks besteld worden bij Kasteel Dever:

Website: www.kasteeldever.nl

Email: kasteeldever@gmail.com

Telefoon: 0252-411430

Biografieën Reidun en Paul (Engels)

DSCN0590 copyBelgian-born Reidun Schlesinger has played Irish Harp since 1989, and cross-strung chromatic harp since 1999. Classical Harp training in Liège, Belgium, and Musical Education studies at Musikhochschule Aachen, Germany. Teaching activity: regular workshops for Irish harp in Germany, Be
lgium, The Netherlands and France; teaching harp & Irish Music in Kerry via Killarney School of Music and privately. Performing: played with several folk/trad bands in Belgium (Amorroma/Les Tisserands, CD & DVD projects) & Germany. Living in Kerry since 2008. Duo with Uilleann piper Barry Lynch, now duo with Paul de Grae (Amala): Amala’s debut CD, “resonance”, released in June 2016. Publishing: harp tutor for Irish harp (120 pages with CD, in German); series of workbooks for young learners of Irish trad music.


Paul de Grae
is a Dublin-born guitarist and occasional singer, living in Kerry for many years. He has recorded with Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch, The Smoky Chimney, Aoife Ní Chaoimh & Paudie O’Connor, Eoin Duignan and others. In 1989 he published “Traditional Irish Guitar”, the first such tutor, re-issued by Ossian in 1996 with a companion CD. He contributed several articles, including most of the entry on “guitar”, to The Companion to Irish Traditional Music, edited by Fintan Vallely (1999, 2011). He has also written for An Píobaire(the journal of Na Píobairí Uilleann), Irish Music Magazine and other publications. He has a particular interest in the music of Sliabh Luachra, plays regularly at sessions, concerts and festivals throughout Ireland (particularly in Kerry, Cork and Clare) and teaches guitar workshops in Ireland, the USA and France. He is engaged in an ongoing research project on the music collector Francis O’Neill, and has written and lectured on the subject. He is a founder member of the North Kerry Traditional Music Archive. His latest project is the duo Amala, with harpist Reidun Schlesinger; their debut album, “resonance”, was released in June 2016.

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